Month: August 2014

Want to give a great talk? Warm up your voice first!

Want to give a great talk? – it’s worth warming up your voice!

Would you run a race without warming up your muscles? Any coach would tell you that you are crazy if you didn’t.

Most people take their voice for granted.

And yet as well as a way of expressing your feelings and thoughts, ideas and inspiration, your voice is still a part of your body and the physicality of it deserves the same consideration you would give your muscles before running a race.

If you have ever ‘lost’ your voice you will know how annoying and frustrating it feels.

3 things you can do now to get your voice sounding sweeter

If you want to make an immediate difference to the way your voice sounds here are 3 cool tips for you. I have to say that if you want to make a permanent difference by using these tips then practice is the way to go. Our bodies are very habitual so making this a habit involves practice. Like many things to do with the way we think and our output behaviours, doing it deliberately to start with and then practising it is what makes it stick. It won’t take very long before your unconscious

Is there such a thing as objective reality?

p class=”p1″>The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there. —Yasutani Roshi

Is there anything that we can truly know is objective reality? My answer is I don’t know. My internal jury is still out and deliberating!

What I do know is that my subjective experience is what matters to my life. If I think you hit me and I feel the pain, then whether you agree that you hit me really isn’t that important to me. I know science is all about proving what is objectively real and consensual, but how many times do Doctors fail to cure their patients? How often

Voice Power

I wrongly read the collection time sent by text and turned up 2 hours early at the airport.

Instead of wasting time berating myself, (see previous post) I decided it was an opportunity for a quiet read – but I hadn’t brought the book I was midway through.

So I headed to the bookshop where I saw a book called, “Talk Like Ted”,(http://www.amazon.co.uk/Talk-Like-TED-Speaking-Secrets-ebook/dp/B00HPYMTOO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408013973&sr=8-1&keywords=talk+like+ted) and as it was about powerful presentations I thought I would buy it and see what they had to say about how to use your voice to make a greater impact and engage the audience more fully.

Send or Post Your Questions

Well, I have had a busy few months. At last, I am ready (I hope!) to start using this space in a way that can be useful to you. What I am going to do is to copy in any emails sent to me (send them to laura@laura-spicer.com and put blog question in the subject line) asking me for online help. I will then post the replies.

This way, I maximise the benefits to everyone and use my time constructively. In most cases, you won’t be the only one suffering with the same problem and so you will be doing others a favour by asking and getting a reply posted.

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